In Person Counselling in Portsmouth

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Dr Robert Percival
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO3
Not accepting new clients
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
01202 037591 View 01202 037591
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Matthew Gettins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
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Libby Webber
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
People often come to therapy unsure of what their goals are, knowing that things aren’t right and that life could be better if only those things were different. Whether you’re looking for therapy as an individual or as a couple - I work with both - I believe we all have the potential to change and grow, and that sometimes what is needed to start the process is a different perspective from someone with a fresh pair of eyes and ears.
People often come to therapy unsure of what their goals are, knowing that things aren’t right and that life could be better if only those things were different. Whether you’re looking for therapy as an individual or as a couple - I work with both - I believe we all have the potential to change and grow, and that sometimes what is needed to start the process is a different perspective from someone with a fresh pair of eyes and ears.
07480 787607 View 07480 787607
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Louise Mahoney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO18
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
01243 979827 View 01243 979827
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Claire Wain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
01489 357193 View 01489 357193
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Janet Smith Emotional Wellness Coaching
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
023 8235 2065 View 023 8235 2065
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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
01329 756804 View 01329 756804
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Tracey Burgess
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Hello! My name is Tracey and I’m a Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist, professionally trained to Degree level and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I’m mainly based in Newport on the Isle of Wight and can also have availability in Wootton, IW. I am aware of everyone being an individual person and because in therapy there is no ‘one size fits all’ my work is tailored to each person, walking with them as they find their own way towards a fulfilling and happier life. I offer a space that is safe, non-judgmental and confidential for you to work at your own pace.
Hello! My name is Tracey and I’m a Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist, professionally trained to Degree level and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I’m mainly based in Newport on the Isle of Wight and can also have availability in Wootton, IW. I am aware of everyone being an individual person and because in therapy there is no ‘one size fits all’ my work is tailored to each person, walking with them as they find their own way towards a fulfilling and happier life. I offer a space that is safe, non-judgmental and confidential for you to work at your own pace.
01983 214482 View 01983 214482
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Victoria Rhys-Hurn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO18
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
023 9431 1868 View 023 9431 1868
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Cactus Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am a creative, enthusiastic neurodivergent counsellor. I'm passionate about helping anybody who is childfree by choice, estranged, or affected by migraines. Aside from these issues I will also happily work with a wide range of other issues.
I am a creative, enthusiastic neurodivergent counsellor. I'm passionate about helping anybody who is childfree by choice, estranged, or affected by migraines. Aside from these issues I will also happily work with a wide range of other issues.
0117 463 3661 View 0117 463 3661
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Alison Curtis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
I am an experienced, results-focused Relationship Specialist, & have worked in this area for the past 16 years. I am a qualified relationship coach; a master NLP practitioner, & a relationship counsellor/therapist. I work in industry helping leaders navigate difficult relationships with their colleagues…and I do the same for couples with a lot of success. Over the years, I have spent in advance of £30K on my own continuing professional development which has all been relationships-focused, & I continue to invest heavily in my own development today. I charge more than most counsellors so please be aware of this when reaching out.
I am an experienced, results-focused Relationship Specialist, & have worked in this area for the past 16 years. I am a qualified relationship coach; a master NLP practitioner, & a relationship counsellor/therapist. I work in industry helping leaders navigate difficult relationships with their colleagues…and I do the same for couples with a lot of success. Over the years, I have spent in advance of £30K on my own continuing professional development which has all been relationships-focused, & I continue to invest heavily in my own development today. I charge more than most counsellors so please be aware of this when reaching out.
023 8214 7088 View 023 8214 7088
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Josephine Estrella
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Would you like to talk to someone in confidence? I believe that 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks'. There are times in our lives that we hesitate to share our inner thoughts and feelings, or ashamed to share that we are feeling lost, weary and burdened, or keep our problems and painful experiences, our fears, anxieties or worries from our friends, loved ones, and family. In times like these, it is helpful to talk things out in confidence to someone who will listen without being judgemental or critical, but will be there to offer you a listening ear with empathy and acceptance, with care, respect and warmth.
Would you like to talk to someone in confidence? I believe that 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks'. There are times in our lives that we hesitate to share our inner thoughts and feelings, or ashamed to share that we are feeling lost, weary and burdened, or keep our problems and painful experiences, our fears, anxieties or worries from our friends, loved ones, and family. In times like these, it is helpful to talk things out in confidence to someone who will listen without being judgemental or critical, but will be there to offer you a listening ear with empathy and acceptance, with care, respect and warmth.
01329 759092 View 01329 759092
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Lesley Downs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I love working with couples & individuals who want to make changes in their lives. Perhaps for you it's a struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you are unhappy with a relationship, feel trapped, betrayed or dissatisfied with how things are. I offer couples weekly or intensive half and full day sessions to really kick start your progress towards a happier future. Possibly you hate your job and want to do something different but you're not sure what or how to make that big step forward into a different world. Perhaps you've lost your confidence and your self esteem has hit rock bottom and you need a positive way forward?
I love working with couples & individuals who want to make changes in their lives. Perhaps for you it's a struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you are unhappy with a relationship, feel trapped, betrayed or dissatisfied with how things are. I offer couples weekly or intensive half and full day sessions to really kick start your progress towards a happier future. Possibly you hate your job and want to do something different but you're not sure what or how to make that big step forward into a different world. Perhaps you've lost your confidence and your self esteem has hit rock bottom and you need a positive way forward?
07427 534886 View 07427 534886
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Lucy Solymar
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
My clients often feel painfully stuck in some way and that's why they come to me. Problems become overwhelming. For instance, being unhappy in a marriage; having a serious illness and dealing with its effects; feeling low and not understanding why; dealing with divorce; having problems with one's children and not being sure how to manage; wanting to move forward in life but just not managing somehow; work issues - struggles with colleagues, dissatisfaction with a career. Anxiety, depression and confusion usually accompany these challenging life situations.
My clients often feel painfully stuck in some way and that's why they come to me. Problems become overwhelming. For instance, being unhappy in a marriage; having a serious illness and dealing with its effects; feeling low and not understanding why; dealing with divorce; having problems with one's children and not being sure how to manage; wanting to move forward in life but just not managing somehow; work issues - struggles with colleagues, dissatisfaction with a career. Anxiety, depression and confusion usually accompany these challenging life situations.
07563 380070 View 07563 380070
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Louisa Tait
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in working with those who have experienced trauma as children, adolescents, and adults and subsequent PTSD and Complex PTSD if present. I can provide a safe space in which thoughts and feelings can be explored confidentially and without judgement. Through talking and creative exercises, difficult feelings can be acknowledged, understood, healing can start, and changes occur. I am a PhD student researching the connection between mind and body, I employ elements of this in my approach. This can help restore your confidence, connection with self, resilience, allow you to develop inner ease, and re-establish relationships.
I specialise in working with those who have experienced trauma as children, adolescents, and adults and subsequent PTSD and Complex PTSD if present. I can provide a safe space in which thoughts and feelings can be explored confidentially and without judgement. Through talking and creative exercises, difficult feelings can be acknowledged, understood, healing can start, and changes occur. I am a PhD student researching the connection between mind and body, I employ elements of this in my approach. This can help restore your confidence, connection with self, resilience, allow you to develop inner ease, and re-establish relationships.
01260 541232 View 01260 541232
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Natalia Hallam
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need help to find a way forward? Hello I'm Natalia Hallam, I am committed to making a difference to my clients lives and offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapy service based in central Fareham. I have successfully worked with clients enabling them to overcome many issues, including; anxiety, bullying, bereavement and loss, depression, disordered eating, family and relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and stress. I am also highly experienced in helping clients to recover from the emotional distress caused by abuse, rape and domestic violence.
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need help to find a way forward? Hello I'm Natalia Hallam, I am committed to making a difference to my clients lives and offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapy service based in central Fareham. I have successfully worked with clients enabling them to overcome many issues, including; anxiety, bullying, bereavement and loss, depression, disordered eating, family and relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and stress. I am also highly experienced in helping clients to recover from the emotional distress caused by abuse, rape and domestic violence.
07783 058343 View 07783 058343
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Crena Watson
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
020 3835 5186 View 020 3835 5186
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Different Kinds of Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Not accepting new clients
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
01730 771179 View 01730 771179
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Graham Clarke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
01243 957014 View 01243 957014
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Dr Louise Webber
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO18
I am a Counselling Psychologist and highly specialist cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapist. CBT is the recommended therapy for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, a world leader in CBT practice & research. It is a highly skilled active therapy that explores links between thoughts, behaviours & emotions to help you break free from negative cycles that might be holding you back. I also adopt somatic based techniques to provide a holistic whole body approach based on latest research, especially for clients with trauma.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and highly specialist cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapist. CBT is the recommended therapy for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, a world leader in CBT practice & research. It is a highly skilled active therapy that explores links between thoughts, behaviours & emotions to help you break free from negative cycles that might be holding you back. I also adopt somatic based techniques to provide a holistic whole body approach based on latest research, especially for clients with trauma.
01243 952134 View 01243 952134

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